Julie Lass

English Department Head

Julie teaches English, History, Journalism and Wellness at Fusion Austin, and serves as the English Department Head since 2016. She has taught in public schools in Austin and for The Princeton Review, and for many years she worked tirelessly in technology and executive communications. Her passion for the appreciation of the written word brought her back to teaching, and her passion for student success brought her to Fusion Austin.

Julie is a product of a public school education and a private college environment. The stark differences between her very large, very competitive public high school and her comparatively small liberal arts university highlighted for Julie the benefits of mentorship by teachers and professors, and the incentive of accountability students feel in a more intimate learning environment. Today, she feels the positive impact of such an environment every hour Julie teaches at Fusion. Julie feels that for teachers and students, that accountability is a two-way street.

When Julie isn’t teaching, she is travelling, relaxing or hiking with her family, browsing at Book People or carrying armloads of books to and from the library.